John Rohde is a sports writer for The Oklahoman. His blog can be found here.
Me: Where does Kevin Durant rank among the best players in the NBA?
John: I'd put him third, behind Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, or behind LeBron and Kobe -- depending on Kobe's health and LeBron's attitude.
Me: What are the chances he wins MVP?
John: I think very good, because Kobe and LeBron have stronger supporting casts.
Me: What seed will the Thunder be this postseason?
John: I'm thinking OKC will win the Northwest and probably will be a No. 3 seed behind the Lakers and Mavericks.
Me: Where will Carmelo Anthony land?
John: New York
Me: Where would New York finish in the East with Carmelo and Chris Paul?
John: Second, behind Boston
Me: Do you like LeBron less or more than you did 4-6 months ago? Why?
John: Little less; should have told Cleveland of his decision before going on TV.
Me: Who is the best mascot in the NBA?
John: Don't really pay that much attention, but I've always liked the Gorilla in Phoenix.